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Workout May Spark Joy

Unless you are an exercise enthusiast, your workout probably doesn’t spark joy. However, a routine created by a health psychologist is designed to do just that.

May 26, 2022
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Can You Lose Weight Without Exercise? Sort Of

Experts go back and forth about whether or not it’s possible to lose weight without exercise. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. If you cut back on your calories, you may be able to do that without exercising.

May 20, 2022
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Exercise Is Genuinely Habit-forming

Many of us fail to reach our exercise goals. But, while picking up working out can be difficult, once you start, it becomes a habit you stick to — even for people who are averse to exercise!

May 13, 2022
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Exercise May Aid Kidney Health in Older Adults

There is good news for people who are concerned about their kidneys. Moderately intense exercise can slow kidney function decline in sedentary older adults.

May 5, 2022
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Train Yourself to Enjoy Exercise

You can train your brain to like exercise. In a study that used brain imaging, researchers found that people who work out more get a larger response from the receptors that sense the body's naturally occurring opioids.

April 1, 2022
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30 Minutes of Weightlifting a Week May Lengthen Life

New research may inspire you to start lifting things around the house or join a gym to grab some weights. Just 30 minutes of lifting weights per week can cut your risk of dying early by up to a fifth.

March 14, 2022
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Daily Walks Help Kidney Health

People with kidney health concerns know how important it is to take care of themselves. A new study has found that adults with kidney concerns who walk between 7,000 and 12,000 steps a day have a high health-related quality of life.

March 9, 2022
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Walking Meditation Could Be Calming, Happy Exercise

On Fridays, we love to write about getting outside. One way to enjoy getting out and about is through walking meditation, a Buddhist practice that is meant to help you find awareness through your body, mind and steps on the Earth.

February 25, 2022
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Best Yoga Positions for Blood Pressure

In the past, we have frequently written that yoga is amazing for blood pressure health. Some yoga poses are more helpful than others. Here are four of the best yoga poses for healthy blood pressure.

February 18, 2022
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Get Out and Fly a Kite

National Kite Flying Day was earlier this week. Now is the time to plan to attend a spring or summer kite festival. And making your own kite and getting it into the sky is a great way to get outside!

February 11, 2022
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Cleaning Can Help Mental Health, Mood

Environmental uncertainty and uncontrollability cause stress and damage health. Cleaning it a calm, ritualized way, with repetitive motions and tasks, to take control over the space around us.

February 4, 2022
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Is Exercise Good for You When You’re Sick?

Exercise might seem either unthinkable or counterintuitive when you’re ill. It’s the one time you’re meant to be lazy. But, in many cases, exercise is good for you when you are sick.

February 2, 2022
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Three Factors Indicate Women Will Live Longer

A new study said that weight isn’t the best predictor of long and healthy lives in women. Instead, mobility, strength and balance impacted lifespan and wellness the most.

January 24, 2022
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Hot Pepper Can Help Muscles from the Outside In

Often, after exercising, you’re left “feeling the burn.” Some people love products like Icy Hot to help sore muscles. But, others are looking for more natural options. Cayenne peppers might be a great option.

January 14, 2022
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Take Care of Your Heart in Winter

Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association warns that it can happen to people with known heart conditions and folks who are unaware that they have heart problems.

January 7, 2022
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Resting Heart Rate Linked to Dementia

A new study may give you another reason to boost your heart health. Research has found that a higher resting heart rate may be a risk factor for dementia.

December 17, 2021
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Exercise Bikes Can Be Great in Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, exercising indoors can be delightful! Today, we’re looking at why exercise bikes are an excellent option in the cold months when there is ice on the ground.

December 3, 2021
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Decorate Your Outside Space This Weekend!

Decorating for a holiday is a great way to spend some time on your feet.

November 22, 2021
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Yoga Can Help You Change Your Mind

Yoga can help you break unhelpful thought patterns and change the way you think. By focusing on your body and breathing, you can essentially turn your mind off and on again!

November 12, 2021
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What to Do If Your Weight Loss Plateaus

The most disheartening thing can be when you are trying to lose weight and you plateau. You start stepping on the scale and see that the needle doesn’t budge. But, there are things you can do when that happens to you.

November 10, 2021
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Three Busy Minutes Per Half Hour Can Fight Dangers of Sitting

Everyone knows about the health dangers of being sedentary. The good news is that as little as three minutes of exercise every half hour can counteract the dangers of sitting.

November 1, 2021
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Is Yoga or Pilates Better for Health?

When you are looking for gentle exercise you can do at home to help your heart and whole-body calmness to aid sleep, you may have questions. If you’re deciding between Pilates and yoga, they both have different advantages.

October 29, 2021
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Why Fitness Trackers Might Not Be a Great Fit

Fitness trackers can be great tools if you need to know how you are doing or when starting a healthy routine. But, you can become obsessed with your numbers, worry about your progress and get a negative self-image.

October 27, 2021
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Get Outside in the Cooler Weather

If you’re someplace where the air is clear, you may be enjoying cooler weather, and it’s a great time to get outdoors!

October 24, 2021
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Are You Losing Muscle or Fat?

Many people are trying to lose weight for the sake of their health. It’s unfortunately easy to lose muscle instead of fat. Some signs help you spot if you are losing weight in the form of muscle instead of fat.

October 14, 2021
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Exercise More Important than Weight Loss for Heart Health

A study examined the link between exercise, weight, heart health and longevity to determine where some people should focus their efforts. Exercise, not weight loss, was “consistently associated with greater reductions in mortality risk.”

October 8, 2021
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Get Busy During Active Aging Week!

Since 2003, the International Council on Active Aging has celebrated Active Aging Week. It’s meant to remind people over 50-year-old to stay healthy and take an active role in their lives!

October 4, 2021
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What to Wear While Hiking in Fall

As the weather cools off, people are venturing back outdoors. After a whole season where you’ve retrained your brain to dress for fun in the sun, or stay out of it entirely, it’s time to rethink how you dress.

October 1, 2021
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Get Outside in the Cooler Weather

Wednesday marked the first day of fall. Your weather might be cooling off. With a little bit of chill in the air, fall is the time to get back outside and enjoy yourself while the weather is not too hot and not too cold!

September 24, 2021
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Research Finds Best Way to Hit Your Exercise Goal and Stick to It

Most of us want to stick to an exercise routine. However, that can be difficult. New research has found a way to help people get into a healthy exercise routine that lasts.

September 10, 2021
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Study Says Chocolate and Cheese are Good for Heart Health But Has Caveats

New research says chocolate and cheese are heart-healthy foods. While dairy is known to have benefits and flavanols from chocolate have perks, is the headline too good to be true?

August 27, 2021
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Walking Can Lower Inflammation

Inflammation can increase insulin resistance. When it’s hot out, we’re less interested in walking. But, knowing a 20-minute walk can lower inflammation might make you more interested in getting out for a walk.

August 27, 2021
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Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Making You Tired?

Sometimes you feel like you’re doing really well: you’re eating right and exercising, but you’re tired all the time. If that’s been happening to you, you may be overdoing your “healthy” lifestyle.

August 26, 2021
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Stretching After Exercise Is Important for Heart Health

If you’re tired, hot or out of breath, there’s the urge to just sit down and relax instead of stretching. However, stretching after exercise really does do your body good. And, there are potential risks related to not stretching.

August 25, 2021
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August 25 is NPS’s Birthday, Free Day at the Park

August 25 is the National Park Service’s 105th birthday and a free day. All the parks are free to the public. But, right now, they are packed, and some require reservations. They all require masks. And facilities like bathrooms may be closed.

August 20, 2021
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Chair Yoga Combines Exercises to Help Mobility, Pain

We like seated exercise because it’s a way of working out that lowers the danger of falling. We appreciate yoga for how it aids flexibility, breathing, mental health and reduces pain. When you combine the two, you can get the best of both.

August 19, 2021
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Is Kaatsu a Great Fitness Trend or Dangerous?

Kaatsu has been getting a lot of attention during the Olympics. It’s the practice of restricting blood flow to your muscles while exercising, it’s gaining traction among ordinary people exercising, but the question is, is it safe.

August 4, 2021
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Yoga Improves Gut Health, Bloating

When it’s hot, it’s incredibly tempting to remain sedentary. However, new research might strengthen your resolve to do low-impact exercise like yoga: it can improve bloating, lower stress and boost gut health.

July 21, 2021
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Swimming Can Help Blood Sugar and Cool You Off

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that can help you stay cool, fit and may help you maintain healthy blood sugar. It’s aerobic exercise that doesn’t put pressure on your joints.

July 19, 2021
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Birdwatching is a Great, Peaceful Way to Get Outside

Getting outdoors is an integral part of staying healthy. In hot weather, exercising outdoors can be too much. One way to enjoy being outside and in the shade is through bird watching.

July 16, 2021
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Exercise Might Counteract Harm Done by Poor Sleep

A study that wanted to examine the link between sleep and physical activity followed more than 380,000 middle-aged people for around 15 years. Researchers found that exercise may counteract the physical harm done by poor sleep quality.

July 12, 2021
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Sloth Hiking Team Does It Right!

If you want to enjoy a walk with others, you need to be compatible. That way, you can have a great workout — not too slow or fast. The Sloth Hiking Team, whose motto is “We’ll get there when we get there,” know about picking the right group.

July 2, 2021
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Walking After Meals May Help Blood Sugar

We all know that walking is excellent for your health. New research says that walking after meals may aid blood sugar and offer both short-term and long-lasting benefits.

June 30, 2021
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Specific Stretch Can Aid Stress

Did you know that stretching specific parts of your body can help what ails you? It’s true, stretching your back can help you manage stress.

June 16, 2021
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How to Responsibly Enjoy the National Parks

Our national parks are beautiful land meant for everyone to enjoy. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace can help you minimize your impact on the park to ensure that they are gorgeous for generations to come!

May 14, 2021
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New Research Finds How to Keep Weight Off

Yo-yoing weight seems, to most of us, to be almost inevitable. Now, researchers have done one of the first in-depth studies to figure out the science behind keeping weight off after a diet. Their results might change the way we view weight maintenance.

May 12, 2021
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Drinking Coffee Before Exercise Can Boost Results

A new study has found that you should drink your coffee 30 minutes before exercising to maximize the results of your effort. Drinking strong coffee beforehand can help you burn more fat.

May 7, 2021
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April Is Lawn and Garden Month, so Get into Your Yard

This last year has been a crazy time for gardens. Folks have wanted to bring some growth and color to their space, and gardening has taken off. April is National Lawn and Garden Month. It’s time to start whipping your yard into shape!

April 23, 2021
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Hiking Alone Might Not Be a Great Idea

Going out into nature alone can give you a way to breathe and feel a sense of calm. But, you should do a thorough self-evaluation before ever making a move toward a solo hike.

April 2, 2021
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Inactivity Linked to One in 14 Deaths

According to new research, 7.2 percent of deaths globally can be attributed to inactivity — one out of every 14. The numbers are even worse for wealthier countries. One in every 10 deaths are caused by inactivity.

March 31, 2021
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Stretching and Exercise for Back Pain

Earlier this month, we wrote about the discovery that stretching is better for blood pressure than walking. Additionally, if you have back pain, stretching might not only help your blood pressure but your back as well.

March 24, 2021
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Get the Most Out of Your Extra Daylight Hour

Now that it’s light out take the opportunity to get out more! Daylight is great for your sleep cycle and helps you set a better natural rhythm. It also helps your vitamin D levels.

March 19, 2021
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Stretching May Be Better than Walking for Blood Pressure

A study has found that regular stretching might be more effective than brisk walks for lowering hypertension. Aerobic exercise has many health benefits but, for blood pressure specifically, stretching appears to be better.

March 3, 2021
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National Parks Make Masks Mandatory

In August, we wrote about the national parks suggesting masks when social distancing wasn’t possible. This week, they have announced that masks are now mandatory.

February 12, 2021
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Celebrate Heart Health This Month by Learning Eight Numbers

February is American Heart Month. It’s a great time to reflect on your heart health factors and improve your long-term health. To start on your healthy journey, you should know eight different important numbers about your life.

February 3, 2021
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Just 11 Minutes of Movement a Day Can Lengthen Your Life

Many of us find the idea of exercising daunting. But, research shows that 11 minutes of moderate exercise can give you long-term health benefits, including living a longer life.

January 29, 2021
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You Can Burn Fat Through Breathing

Studies have found that you can use breathing techniques to burn fat and lose weight. We’re taking a look at the methods and learning about the science.

January 25, 2021
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Exercising in the Cold Helps You Lose More Fat

A study has found that people who work out in cold temperatures burn 358 percent more fat! This could be the push many of us need to get outside.

January 21, 2021
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Reasons You Should Start Your Day with Exercise

We’re looking at how morning routines can help set you up for a great day. There is both science and practicality behind starting your day with exercise.

January 21, 2021
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Man’s Best Friend Can Aid Your Resolution

Recently, we’ve been talking about New Year’s resolutions. Dog owners are 54 percent more likely to reach the recommended level of physical activity than other adults. If you are looking to get fitter this year, adopting a dog might be a great step for you.

January 11, 2021
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Ring in the New Year with a Hike

America’s State Parks have a nationwide initiative called First Day Hikes that encourages people to get out for a hike on January 1. Last year, nearly 85,000 people participated! Will you start the year with a hike?

December 23, 2020
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Exercise “Snacks” Can Help Blood Sugar Spikes

Unless you are a fitness enthusiast, doing a complete workout isn’t much fun. For blood sugar control, the good news is an exercise “snack” can help prevent spikes. And, research shows that exercise snacks can build up to fitness results.

December 17, 2020
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Aging Doesn’t Make Losing Weight Harder

Many of us believe that losing weight becomes more difficult as we age. But a new study has found that it isn’t true.

December 14, 2020
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A Nordic Idea Can Help Us Get Through the Winter

The Nordic concept of friluftsliv is the idea of being outside as much as possible without any purpose. It's not for exercise. You simply go out instead of being inside all the time. We think it’s perfect for the winter of 2020.

November 20, 2020
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Good News: It’s Safe to Exercise in a Mask!

Many people want to protect themselves while exercising around strangers. But there have been many questions about how safe it is to wear a mask while exercising. New research has shed light on the safety of working out with your nose and mouth covered.

November 18, 2020
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Chairs, Soup and Getting into Exercise Safely

When we look at beginner workouts, sometimes, the tips are beyond our skills and fitness. Here is some practical advice for genuine beginners that include using chairs, soup cans and talking to your doctor before you get started!

October 30, 2020
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Is Chocolate Milk the Best Post Workout Drink?

It’s easier to get out for more walks, jogs, hikes, and bike rides with the cooling weather. Researchers say chocolate milk might be the best drink for rehydrating after a workout. But why? And what about people with blood sugar concerns?

September 30, 2020
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Outdoor Gym Classes Cropping Up Around the Country

People are out and about enjoying the summer weather. For folks who like gym classes, the great outdoors has become the place to work out as outdoor gym classes have become popular.

August 19, 2020
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High-sugar Diet Undermines Exercise

Researchers found that mice with high blood sugar caused by diet did not reap the same benefits from exercise as mice with normal blood sugar. While both had results, they suggest that it shows exercise alone isn't enough for people trying to get healthy.

August 12, 2020
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Why Strength Training Is Important for Heart Health

Activities that get your blood moving are essential to keep your heart strong and healthy. But, strength training is also necessary.

July 24, 2020
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Exercising During Pandemic: Which Mask and When?

Many of us have been turning to indoor exercise. But if you enjoy exercising outside, you may have to wear a mask. If so, which one is best for you and are there other options?

July 22, 2020
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Ancient Exercise May Help During Pandemic

Looking for exercise to do in our homes, people are turning to a lot of options. Many people are trying Tai Chi. It helps both mood and body. It’s very calming while also helping you stay healthy.

July 15, 2020
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Is Swimming Safe?

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through swimming. This is great news for those of us who love the water but want to avoid COVID-19. But, there are steps you need to take to be safe.

July 10, 2020
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Herb Gardens Can Be Fun While Social Distancing

Flower beds and vegetable gardens, while beautiful and useful, can be a lot of work for people who don’t habitually garden. A great way to start is to grow your own herbs.

June 22, 2020
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Biking is a Great Way to Get Around

We love getting out and about. Many Americans are turning to bicycles to get around. That’s great! However, there are things we must keep in mind while biking to stay safe.

June 4, 2020
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It’s Time to Garden and Relax

As restrictions ease around the country, we want to get back outside. Gardening can be a gentle form of exercise that leaves you with beautiful flowers, a sense of accomplishment or homegrown vegetables.

May 18, 2020
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Yoga Can Ease Migraines

Gentle yoga can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. In fact, some people who added gentle yoga to their routine actually reduced their need for pills when a migraine occurred.

May 11, 2020
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Retro Workouts Can Bring Fun and Nostalgia

People are turning to the old methods of working out at home: retro workout videos. Now, those VHS videos are on YouTube and helping people work up a sweat while staying inside!

April 15, 2020
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Safe Social Distance Varies by Activity

The loudest advice we have been hearing about protecting ourselves from COVID-19 is to stay six feet from one another. However, scientists are saying that six feet is not enough, especially for some types of exercise.

April 13, 2020
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Five Free Health Apps to Help You at Home

It’s crucial to maintain good health during these strange times. We don’t want to have to start from square one to reach our health goals. That’s why we’re looking for useful health apps to keep us on track.

April 6, 2020
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Top 10 Best Dance Songs According to Science

Many of us are feeling stir crazy. We need more exercise than we’re getting to stay healthy. That’s why we’re looking for more ways to exercise while inside. And why we’re talking about feel-good songs.

April 1, 2020
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Are Stationary Bikes as Good as the Real Thing?

On Fridays, we like to talk about getting outside. Today, we are looking at bicycling instead of walking. But, if it’s too cold to go outside, how good is a stationary bike compared to an actual bike?

March 6, 2020
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Exercise Before Breakfast Is Better for Blood Sugar, Fitness

Research may make you want to swap your evening walk for a jaunt outside in the morning. A study found that exercising before breakfast made men burn fat better than people who had already eaten that day.

February 28, 2020
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Sitting May Have Big Impact of Older Women’s Health

Being sedentary has a more significant impact on women than men. A new study looking at the sitting habits of women over the age of 55 has found that the more time a woman sat, the more likely she was to be at risk for heart disease.

February 21, 2020
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Exercise Won’t Make You Hungry

Many avoid exercise while on a diet because they worry it will increase hunger while they are trying to be “good.” Working out not only doesn’t increase your appetite: it regulates hunger and may help you avoid overeating.

February 21, 2020
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Walking May Not Prevent Weight Gain

Walking is excellent for health. It helps us maintain muscle, aids circulation and can help us avoid post-meal blood sugar spikes. However, according to a new study, walking may not prevent weight gain.

February 14, 2020
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Resting Heart Rate Can Be Altered with Exercise

One of the things we love most about getting outside is its heart health benefits. New research shows that our resting heart rate is even more indicative of health than we thought.

February 7, 2020
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Does Gatorade Impact Heart Health?

There are several reasons people may be turning away from Gatorade and drinks like it. While we usually focus on the sugar content when talking about the drinks, now we’re looking at what they do to heart health.

February 6, 2020
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How to Exercise While Staying Inside

The weather is frightful for much of the country, and many folks don’t want to go out in the cold, with snow and ice. There are still ways to exercise inside your home that won’t cost you money!

January 31, 2020
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Four Health Benefits of Walking You Might Not Know

We talk about the benefits of walking a lot. Anything that gets you moving is great exercise. There are some perks from walking that you might not know about.

January 24, 2020
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Just Two Lazy Weeks Can Set You Back

Researchers had volunteers significantly reduce their physical activity for two weeks. They saw that people lost bone density and gained significant amounts of fat around their waistline. Older people saw fat increases of up to 28 percent.

December 20, 2019
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Exercise May Fight Anxiety

Exercise aids health and wellness in so many ways, physically and mentally.

November 1, 2019
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Strong Bones Need More than Walking

Healthy aging demands a body that helps us overcome other problems and illnesses. Many of us strive for healthy bones by walking or with water aerobics. However, new research is showing that low-impact exercise helps health but not bones.

October 23, 2019
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How to Regain Muscle

To many of us, it might seem like losing muscle is just a normal part of aging. We watched it happen to our parents and grandparents. But, it is possible to regain that muscle and stay healthy as you age!

October 11, 2019
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Walking After a Meal Helps Fight Spikes

Post-meal blood sugar spikes can be detrimental to health. There are ways to combat the after-meal sugar rush through lower-carb meals and lifestyle changes. For instance, a straightforward way to lessen blood sugar spikes is to take a post-meal walk.

September 18, 2019
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Here’s Why You Should Eat More Cherries

We’re hoping the weather will cool off a bit soon, but we are still enjoying summer fruit and are holding on to the last dregs of cherry season! We can’t get enough cherries. Let's talk about how beneficial they are.

September 9, 2019
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Heart Health at 50 Linked to Brain Health Later

A large study in Britain saw that people with healthy hearts and brains at 50 were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with dementia by the age of 75. This find gives us even more reason to take care of our hearts!

August 19, 2019
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Exercising Too Much Can Make You Unwell, Gain Weight

It is well known that working out can cause you to lose fat and gain muscle. As muscle weighs more than fat, you can slim down while seeing your numbers go up. But, did you know that over-exercising can cause you to gain weight in the form of fat?

August 14, 2019
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Better Heart Health Can Prevent Falls

Falls become a serious problem for us as we age. Kids and young adults can bounce back up from a tumble, hardly missing a beat. But, for older people, recovery can be slow and consequences grievous. Now, research is showing that a healthy heart can help prevent falls.

August 12, 2019
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See the Outdoor Sights of North Dakota

Along with fun roadside attractions, North Dakota has fantastic museums and historical sites. But, in this gorgeous weather, we want to get out. Join us to see what outdoor spots and activities you should experience in North Dakota.

August 9, 2019
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November 1, 2021
Three Busy Minutes Per Half Hour Can Fight Dangers of Sitting

Everyone knows about the health dangers of being sedentary. The good news is that as little as three minutes of exercise every half hour can counteract the dangers of sitting.

Exercise
October 29, 2021
Is Yoga or Pilates Better for Health?

When you are looking for gentle exercise you can do at home to help your heart and whole-body calmness to aid sleep, you may have questions. If you’re deciding between Pilates and yoga, they both have different advantages.

Exercise
October 27, 2021
Why Fitness Trackers Might Not Be a Great Fit

Fitness trackers can be great tools if you need to know how you are doing or when starting a healthy routine. But, you can become obsessed with your numbers, worry about your progress and get a negative self-image.

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October 24, 2021
Get Outside in the Cooler Weather

If you’re someplace where the air is clear, you may be enjoying cooler weather, and it’s a great time to get outdoors!

Exercise
October 14, 2021
Are You Losing Muscle or Fat?

Many people are trying to lose weight for the sake of their health. It’s unfortunately easy to lose muscle instead of fat. Some signs help you spot if you are losing weight in the form of muscle instead of fat.

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October 8, 2021
Exercise More Important than Weight Loss for Heart Health

A study examined the link between exercise, weight, heart health and longevity to determine where some people should focus their efforts. Exercise, not weight loss, was “consistently associated with greater reductions in mortality risk.”

Exercise
October 4, 2021
Get Busy During Active Aging Week!

Since 2003, the International Council on Active Aging has celebrated Active Aging Week. It’s meant to remind people over 50-year-old to stay healthy and take an active role in their lives!

Exercise
October 1, 2021
What to Wear While Hiking in Fall

As the weather cools off, people are venturing back outdoors. After a whole season where you’ve retrained your brain to dress for fun in the sun, or stay out of it entirely, it’s time to rethink how you dress.

Exercise
September 24, 2021
Get Outside in the Cooler Weather

Wednesday marked the first day of fall. Your weather might be cooling off. With a little bit of chill in the air, fall is the time to get back outside and enjoy yourself while the weather is not too hot and not too cold!

Exercise
September 10, 2021
Research Finds Best Way to Hit Your Exercise Goal and Stick to It

Most of us want to stick to an exercise routine. However, that can be difficult. New research has found a way to help people get into a healthy exercise routine that lasts.

Exercise
August 27, 2021
Study Says Chocolate and Cheese are Good for Heart Health But Has Caveats

New research says chocolate and cheese are heart-healthy foods. While dairy is known to have benefits and flavanols from chocolate have perks, is the headline too good to be true?

Exercise
August 27, 2021
Walking Can Lower Inflammation

Inflammation can increase insulin resistance. When it’s hot out, we’re less interested in walking. But, knowing a 20-minute walk can lower inflammation might make you more interested in getting out for a walk.

Exercise
August 26, 2021
Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Making You Tired?

Sometimes you feel like you’re doing really well: you’re eating right and exercising, but you’re tired all the time. If that’s been happening to you, you may be overdoing your “healthy” lifestyle.

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August 25, 2021
Stretching After Exercise Is Important for Heart Health

If you’re tired, hot or out of breath, there’s the urge to just sit down and relax instead of stretching. However, stretching after exercise really does do your body good. And, there are potential risks related to not stretching.

Exercise
August 20, 2021
August 25 is NPS’s Birthday, Free Day at the Park

August 25 is the National Park Service’s 105th birthday and a free day. All the parks are free to the public. But, right now, they are packed, and some require reservations. They all require masks. And facilities like bathrooms may be closed.

Exercise
August 19, 2021
Chair Yoga Combines Exercises to Help Mobility, Pain

We like seated exercise because it’s a way of working out that lowers the danger of falling. We appreciate yoga for how it aids flexibility, breathing, mental health and reduces pain. When you combine the two, you can get the best of both.

Exercise
August 4, 2021
Is Kaatsu a Great Fitness Trend or Dangerous?

Kaatsu has been getting a lot of attention during the Olympics. It’s the practice of restricting blood flow to your muscles while exercising, it’s gaining traction among ordinary people exercising, but the question is, is it safe.

Exercise
July 21, 2021
Yoga Improves Gut Health, Bloating

When it’s hot, it’s incredibly tempting to remain sedentary. However, new research might strengthen your resolve to do low-impact exercise like yoga: it can improve bloating, lower stress and boost gut health.

Exercise
July 19, 2021
Swimming Can Help Blood Sugar and Cool You Off

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that can help you stay cool, fit and may help you maintain healthy blood sugar. It’s aerobic exercise that doesn’t put pressure on your joints.

Exercise
July 16, 2021
Birdwatching is a Great, Peaceful Way to Get Outside

Getting outdoors is an integral part of staying healthy. In hot weather, exercising outdoors can be too much. One way to enjoy being outside and in the shade is through bird watching.

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